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Chora Church – Kariye Museum

Byzantine Church with mosaics from the 13th century. Now a museum. Located in Istanbul. Links to my photo gallery is here. From wikipedia: The Church of St. Savior in Chora (Turkish Kariye Müzesi, Kariye Camii, or Kariye Kilisesi ? the … Continue reading

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For a Change – Air show 2013

  We have been to the air show 2013, where Turkish Stars, Turkish Airforce team performed as well. The team usually consists of 6 planes. It was an amazing show.   The following photo shows one of the most dangerous … Continue reading

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Yedikule Zindanlar? / Yedikule Dungeons

This great pile of stones was first built as the Golden Gate in the times of Byzantine Emperors Theodosius I and Theodosius II (408-450). The twin square towers of the Golden Gate are now just two of the seven towers … Continue reading

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Beylerbeyi Palace – Istanbul

Here are some photos from this palace in Istanbul. Follow the link to my gallery: Link History: During the second half of the 16th century, Rumeli Beylerbeyi (a very high ranking governor in charge of the whole European side of … Continue reading

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Istanbul Archaeology Museum

One of the places that must be visited in Istanbul. The museum was opened in 1891. Founder is Osman Hamdi Bey ((1842 ? 1910) was an Ottoman statesman, intellectual, art expert and also a prominent and pioneering Turkish painter. He … Continue reading

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